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Modern mountain luxury arrives in France.

The first Four Seasons mountain experience in Europe is now open in one of the most beloved resort areas in the French Alps with the opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel MegAaAaAeA?v

The only hotel located directly on the slopes of Mont d'Arbois, just five minutes from the charming medieval town of MegAaAaAeA?ve, the new Fo Seasons hotel is the newest addition to one of Europe's most important mountain resorts.

With direct access to more than 400 km of skiing, plus the region's only in-house Ski Valet and Ski Concierge services, Four Seasons is also inviting skiers to experience more remote runs with the new Helicopter Ski Safaris. Back near the hotel, myriad other winter recreational pursuits are virtually at one's doorstep, from snowboarding to sleigh rides, ice fall climbing and ice sports including hockey, skating and curling.

"We are particularly delighted to welcome our first guests at this time of year, when MegAaAaAeA?ve is at its most magical," said general manag FranAaAaAeAoois Arrigh

Long a see-and-be-seen retreat for Europe's elite, MegAaAaAeA?ve is perha best known as a winter destination, but the summer season brings a new world of possibilities for those who love the outdoors, beginning with a few rounds at Mont d'Arbois Golf Club, adjacent to the hotel. Other popular summer activities include hiking and mountaineering, paragliding, biking, kayaking and air tours via plane, helicopter or hot air balloon, not to mention designer shopping in town.

More reasons to plan a holiday in MegAaAaAeA?ve: Festival International Ja AaAaAeA MegAaAaAeA?ve will feature internationally renowned musicians from M 30 to April 1, 2018, and Jumping International de MegAaAaAeA?ve, a show jumpi festival hosted by Edmond de Rothschild, takes place each July. Also not to be missed at any time of year is the MegAaAaAeA?ve Calvary, a seri of 15 chapels and oratories depicting the stations of the cross dating from the 19th century between the village centre and the Mont d'Arbois Plateau, an opportunity for a lovely walk through this designated European Sacred Mount and French Historic Monument.

MegAaAaAeA?ve is just 75 minutes by car from Geneva, assuring easy acce from many European cities as well as the opportunity to overnight at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva along the way.

Introducing a Modern Luxury Experience in a Historic Resort

Four Seasons Hotel MegAaAaAeA?ve is now home to one of the region's most covet gastronomic destinations, the two Michelin star Le 1920. Here, guests are treated to the creations of Chef Julien Gatillon, who also oversees all dining outlets at the Hotel as well as several of the village's best restaurants. Must try: Chef's famous mille feuille de foie gras de canard et truffe noire faAaAaAeAoon opAaAaAeA@ra is an exquisite creation combines two of France's most famous pastry styles - the mille feuille and gAaAaAeActeau opAaAaAeA@ra - in a savoury journey for the palate that incl delicate layers of duck foie gras and black truffles.

Additional on-site dining experiences include Kaito for Japanese Pan-Asian fusion cuisine outdoors or at tables or the sushi bar indoors; the club-like Bar Edmond for aprAaAaAeA?s-ski wine, cocktails and bites indoo and out; and the Lobby Lounge, an ideal central meeting point serving light refreshments all day. Four Seasons Hotel MegAaAaAeA?ve also offers Cigar Room for fine cigars and spirits, and an impressive 10,000 bottle Wine Cellar for private dinners and tastings.

When not enjoying the mountain air outdoors, guests can relax inside at the 900-sq-m spa, the largest in the region, with six spa treatment rooms including a VIP couple's suite sauna and steam, salon and fitness centre. Spa director Aurianne Hurelle particularly recommends the Sodashi Asian-European Fusion Body Massage after a strenuous day on the slopes, or the rejuvenating Swiss Perfection facial treatments. The spa also offers osteopathy and physiotherapy sessions on request, and a tai chi program focused on martial arts and health.

Surrounded by large outdoor terraces, Four Seasons Hotel MegAaAaAeA?ve boas a unique indoor-outdoor swimming pool, complete with massage jets and underwater music, and an array of lounge chairs, recliners and a fireplace at the poolside.

Families will love the many ways for parents and children to spend time together, as well as Royaume des Enfants, two facilities designed just for younger guests: the fully supervised Kids for All Seasons children's program and the exclusive Teen Zone with its own theatre area are the largest in the region.

Finally, when it's time to turn in after days in the sun and long evenings indulging in MegAaAaAeA?ve's sophisticated aprAaAaAeA?s-ski scene, guests of Seasons Hotel MegAaAaAeA?ve will find chic and contemporary alpine accommodatio - most with fireplace and balconies, and all with picture-perfect mountain and valley views in 55 guest rooms and suites.

Four Seasons Hotel MegAaAaAeA?ve also offers several indoor and outdoor meeti spaces for small corporate or social events. - TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Jan 2, 2018
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